OSCOM 3: CMS Users Panel

David Weinberger’s notes [1] on the CMS users panel at OSCOM 3:

“Then Dave Winer sparked controversy – shocking, I tell you! – by saying that it’s like the early days of word processing when everything was hard and expensive. It shouldn’t be as technical as it is. It really should be a $200 solution, he said, that does the 80% of what actually needs to be done.

Hmm. I don’t think the users on the panel could get what they need in that 80%. They’re not looking for a desktop application like word processing. To them, CMS is a system, and it does something complex that will only get more complex.”

[1] http://www.hyperorg.com/blogger/mtarchive/001568.html